The Best Pasta Dishes in Los Angeles

L.A. chefs are creating modern twists on traditional recipes

Spaghetti pomodoro at The Ponte
Spaghetti pomodoro | Photo courtesy of The Ponte, Facebook

Pasta noodles, initially consumed as an easy and inexpensive food staple for the masses, has evolved as a complex culinary star taking center stage at the ever-growing number of Italian restaurants in Los Angeles. Innovative chefs are putting inventive twists on traditional recipes with hand cut and house made pasta; local and sustainable ingredients; variations of cheese, meat, and seafood; and unique accents, such as fennel pollen and nettles. Check out 10 of the best pasta dishes in Los Angeles right now, including some newcomers and a few classics that stand the test of time.

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